Several law experts reportedly revealed to The Daily Caller that President Joe Biden’s appointment to represent US commercial interests in Asia should be probed for possible links to a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intelligence front organization.
After researching applicable legislation, legal experts advised the DCNF that Dominic Ng, CEO of East West Bank, may be forced to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and he may possibly have violated The Espionage Act (TEA).
According to the DCNF, Ng held senior roles in two organizations regarded by China analysts as CCP intelligence front organisations.
East West Bank stated on Friday that Ng had an honorary position in the China Overseas Exchange Association at the “executive-director level” (COEA).
Yet, Ng allegedly left the group in 2014 owing to non-participation, according to remarks from an East West Bank representative obtained by American Banker on Friday.
During an investigation, it was reportedly discovered that Ng worked as executive director at COEA between 2013 and 2017, before beginning a five-year role with the same title at the linked China Overseas Friendship Association (COFA) in 2019.
In reaction to the Daily Caller’s investigation, six Republican members of Congress, led by Rep. Lance Gooden of Texas, demanded on Feb. 15 that Ng be examined to establish the “extent of Mr. Ng’s knowledge of classified material.”
Tan announced that, in addition to being barred from APEC, Ng should be forced to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).